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Crystallography related meetings in the crystallography community. If you wish to place your meeting on the Hampton Research website, submit the details to tech@hrmail.com.


MAX IV Summer School : Data collection and structure determination in macromolecular crystallography


June 6 - June 10, 2022
Lund, Sweden

Data collection and structure determination in macromolecular crystallography

Venue: The course will be held at MAX IV & LINXS in Lund

Dates: Monday June 6 - Friday June 10, 2022

Topics:

  • Diffraction theory, data collection and data processing
  • Serial crystallography
  • Anomalous scattering
  • Molecular replacement
  • Structural biology in fragment-based drug discovery 
  • Complementary methods (SAXS, X-ray spectroscopy, Neutron Diffraction and cryoEM)
  • Model building and map interpretation
  • Refinement of crystal and cryo-EM structures

Teaching and learning methods:
The course includes both theoretical lectures given by international experts  as well as practical exercises. The first two days will be dedicated to lectures at LINXS. The last three days will be dedicated to hands on data collection and computer tutorials  at MAX IV.


CCP4/APS School in Macromolecular Crystallography: From data collection to structure refinement and beyond


June 13 - June 24, 2022
Argonne National Laboratory - Virtual

We are pleased to announce the virtual annual CCP4/APS crystallographic school “From data collection to structure refinement and beyond” will be held on June 13-24, 2022 at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), near Chicago, Illinois, USA. All details can be found at the school website: http://www.ccp4.ac.uk/schools/APS-2022/index.php.

Dates: June 6 (Bioinformatics & setup) and June 13 through 24, 2022 (with a weekend break on June 18 and 19th)

Location: Virtual/Remote

The school comprises two parts: remote data collection workshop and virtual crystallographic computing workshop. Data collection workshop includes beamline training, data collection on GM/CA at APS beamlines 23ID-D and 23ID-B equipped with Pilatus3 6M and Eiger 16M detectors respectively, and data processing. For data collection, only the participants’ crystals will be used. Crystallographic computation workshop will feature many modern crystallographic software packages taught by authors and other experts. The daily schedule will be organized in three sections – lectures, tutorials, and hands-on (interactive troubleshooting of the technical difficulties the participants face in their projects). We have had considerable success resolving these problems in past years, attested by resulting publications (see http://www.ccp4.ac.uk/schools/APS-school/publications.php). A draft of the program, contact info and other details can be found at the School website. Note that for the virtual school, an additional day (June 6th, 2022) was scheduled to prepare for the main event, with lectures on generating AlphaFold models to use in later part of the school.

Applicants: Graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and early-career faculty, along with commercial/industrial researchers are encouraged to apply. Only about 20 applicants will be selected for participation. Participants of the workshop are strongly encouraged to bring their own problem data sets or crystals so the problems can be addressed during data collection and/or computation workshops.

Application: Application deadline is April 15th, 2022. To apply, visit https://www.ccp4.ac.uk/schools/APS-2022/application.php.

Fees: There is no fee for attending the virtual school for the chosen applicants.


EMBO SAXS/SANS Practical Course Grenoble, France, June 2022


June 20 - June 24, 2022
Grenoble, France

The course will take place in Grenoble (France) from 20th-24th June 2022, and will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of SAXS/SANS on biomacromolecular solutions.

Currently, we are planning to carry out the course as an in-person event and encourage candidates to apply by the deadline of March 20th.

The final decision on the organization of the course as an in-person event will be communicated to all registered candidates by the end of March 2022.

It will depend on the evolution of the state of the COVID pandemic and its impact on travel conditions and in-person meetings.

Inscription fees are moderate for PhD students and postdocs (200 euros) and cover both accommodation and meals.

A limited number of travel grants is also available.


EMBO Practical Course High throughput protein production and crystallization


July 4 - July 13, 2022
Marseille, France

High throughput methods are powerful tools for addressing protein expression, purification and crystallization challenges, veritable bottlenecks for structural and biochemical studies. We will give an accurate view of state-of-the-art methods for HT protein production, purification and sample quality assessment. The goal is to provide the students with a broad view on the latest HT available techniques, how to implement the protocols inhouse and how to access HT equipment through available platforms in the EU for protein production and crystallization. The students will learn HT experiment design, equipment use, and data analysis for reaching their goals with their target proteins.


2022 Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) for Diffraction Methods in Structural Biology


July 23 - July 24, 2022
Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, USA

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2022 Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) for Diffraction Methods in Structural Biology.

We will be creating an exciting program on the theme of “Data-Rich Experiments in Serial Crystallography, Time-Resolved Studies and MicroED\" and encourage any young scientists involved in diffraction methods to submit an abstract! The conference will be held on the 23rd - 24th July 2022 the day before the associated GRC at Bates College, Lewiston, ME, US.

The application deadline is 25th June 2022; however, if you would like to be considered for an oral presentation, you need to submit your application by the 23rd April 2022.


72nd ACA Annual Meeting


July 29 - August 3, 2022
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, Oregon 97201 USA

The ACA Meeting is an annual event providing scientists from a wide variety of backgrounds the opportunity to exchange cutting edge ideas and techniques in multiple areas of research. Each meeting highlights various aspects of crystallography and demonstrates their significance to the greater scientific community. Vendors display the latest technology at the exhibit show.  Save the dates and join us!


33rd European Crystallographic Meeting


August 23 - August 27, 2022
Music Conservatory and Congress Centre in Versailles, France

On behalf of the European Crystallographic Association (ECA) and of the French Association of Crystallography (AFC), it is our pleasure to welcome you to the home page of the 33rd European Crystallographic Meeting web site. The meeting will be held at the Music Conservatory and recently refurbished Congress Centre in Versailles, close to Paris, between 23rd and 27th of August 2022. Both venues overlook the famous Versailles Chateau.

Although many international scientific conferences have been impacted by the current Covid-19 pandemic, we remain optimistic that in 2022, a full and exciting program can be delivered in Versailles. Nevertheless, we are currently working on contingency plans for hybrid or remote format meetings, which can maintain the spirit of interaction of the ECMs, and we will shortly announce an alternative range of sponsorship packages. Despite the pandemic, crystallography has not stood still, and we will be sharing with you, over the coming weeks, highlights that will serve to whet your appetite for Versailles 2022.

We hope that ECM33 will prove to be a fruitful meeting, and we are looking forward to seeing you in Versailles.


Murnau Conference 2022 New Frontiers in Structural Biology


October 5 - October 8, 2022
Murnau am Staffelsee

The Murnau Conference on Structural Biology encompasses the current areas of experimental structural biology, in particular Electron Microscopy, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and X-ray Crystallography. We focus on molecular questions, the properties of biological macromolecules and their interaction in the complex environment of a living organism. The biannual study group meeting in Murnau is set to provide a forum to discuss the latest advances in the field.


26TH CONGRESS AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF CRYSTALLOGRAPHY


August 22 - August 29, 2023
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia

On behalf of the Local Organising Committee of the 26th Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography and the Society of Crystallographers in Australia and New Zealand, we would like to extend our warmest invitation to you and your family to join us at the IUCr Congress in Melbourne, Australia from 22-29 August 2023.